1985 Chevrolet Cavalier Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Cavalier jolts, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your Cavalier suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Chevrolet Cavalier suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Chevrolet Cavalier Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Chevrolet up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Cavalier’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Chevrolet Cavalier shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Cavalier’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1985 Cavalier Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Cavalier's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Chevrolet Cavalier? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Chevrolet intended.
  • Does my Chevrolet Cavalier power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we can fill it per Chevrolet's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Chevrolet Cavalier Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier. From shocks to ball joints, your Chevrolet will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.